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COVID-19 vaccinations

Information last updated: 17 January 2022

COVID-19 vaccines in Australia

COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for everyone aged 12 years and over. These vaccines are safe, and they are free for everyone in Australia (even if you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident).

These vaccines are designed to help keep you and your community safe from COVID-19.

It is recommended that all people aged 12 and over get the COVID-19 vaccine once they are eligible. You can find out which vaccine you are eligible for and where you can get the vaccine using the Vaccine Clinic Finder tool on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.

Australia’s medical regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years. 

 

The program for vaccinating 5 to 11 year olds is expected to commence in January, 2022. You can find out more about vaccinating children on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website

 

The best person to talk to if you have concerns about your health and being vaccinated against COVID-19 is your doctor or regular health professional.

 

The COVID-19 vaccination program is being rolled out by the Commonwealth and State Governments. Moreland City Council does not run the COVID-19 vaccination program. You can find out more about the Commonwealth and State Government vaccine program on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.

All vaccines protect people from becoming very ill from COVID-19

All of the vaccines available in Australia are designed to protect people from becoming very ill from COVID-19. They are particularly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalisation, and death.

Getting your vaccination helps to protect individuals and communities by reducing the spread and severity of COVID-19.

Information about third dose (booster)

The third dose (booster) is now available for those who have received their second COVID-19 vaccination at least 4 months ago. Two doses of COVID-19 vaccine provide very good protection, especially against severe disease. A third dose (booster) will make sure the protection from the first dose is even stronger and longer-lasting, and should help prevent the spread of the virus.

A third dose (booster) increases your protection against:

  • infection with the virus that causes COVID-19
  • severe disease
  • dying from COVID-19

A third dose (booster) will continue to protect you, your loved ones, and your community against COVID-19. The third dose (booster) is also free for everyone.

You are eligible for a COVID-19 third dose (booster) if you are 18 years and older, and have had the second dose of your COVID-19 vaccination at least 4 months ago.

The third dose (booster) is not mandatory. They are recommended to maintain immunity against COVID-19.

Who should get a third dose (booster)

The third dose (booster) is available to everyone 18 years and over who has had the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination at least 4 months ago.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is not currently recommending third dose (booster) for:

  • people aged 12 to 17 years
  • people who are severely immunocompromised and have already had a third dose

You can read ATAGI’s advice on COVID-19 booster shots on the Australian Department of Health website.

COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5-11

Children aged 5 to 11 can get the COVID-19 vaccination from 10 January 2022. This includes 5-year-olds who attend early childhood education and care services.

Bookings are open now. Children will need two separate appointments for the two doses, expected to be 8 weeks apart. The vaccine for children is one third of the adult dose.

Vaccines stop people getting very sick, and help stop the virus spreading.

Students do not have to get vaccinated to attend school or early childhood education and care, but it is the best way to keep all children safe.

The Victorian Government website has more information on vaccinations for children and teenagers.

What are the main benefits of vaccinating children against COVID-19?

The main benefits include:

  • Offering direct protection against COVID-19 infection and severe disease.
  • Reducing transmission within the household, community and education settings.
  • Minimising the need for education setting closures, travel rescheduling and subsequent impacts.

Make a booking

Book a vaccine appointment at a participating general practice, pharmacy or community health service, or at state vaccination centres through the Vaccine Clinic Finder.

Hotline and translation

The Department of Health’s Coronavirus Hotline 1800 675 398 can help you book an appointment. They can answer questions you have about vaccination.

For school information in languages other than English, call TIS National on 131 450. Please ask them to call the DET COVID-19 hotline on 1800 338 663 and they will help interpret.

Support for students with disability

There is extra support for students with disabilities or who need extra help to get their vaccination. Contact specialist Disability Liaison Officers who can help make it easier.

Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Moreland

Coburg Library pop-up vaccination clinic (next door to the library)

Where: Coburg Library Meeting Room, Victoria Street and Louisa St, Coburg (entry from Victoria St side door entry only). Please note, this site is directly next door to Coburg Library.

When:

  • Every Saturday from 15 January to 26 January from 10am to 3pm

Vaccination information for this clinic: 

  • Anyone aged 18 years and over can receive the Pfizer vaccine. 
  • For your second dose, your first dose must have been at least 3 weeks ago. You will need to bring evidence you have received your first dose to receive your second dose.
  • For your third dose (booster), your second dose must have been at least 4 months ago. This is not mandatory but is recommended.
  • You will need to bring evidence of your second dose to receive a third dose (booster). Patients receiving third doses (booster) will be provided with Pfizer; your third dose does not have to be the same as your first or second dose.
  • Third doses (booster) for people who are immunocompromised can be provided 2 months after your second dose with a letter from your Doctor confirming your Immunocompromised status. 

This clinic is for walk-in vaccinations only. There are no vaccination appointments available. 

There are no vaccinations available for people aged under 12 years at this clinic. You can find available child appointments using the COVID-19 booking system on the Vaccine clinic finder website.

Brunswick Hall pop-up vaccination clinic

Where: Brunswick Hall, 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

When:

  • Every Sunday from 23 January to 13 February from 10am to 3pm
  • This pop-up will be running during public holidays

Vaccination information for this clinic: 

  • Anyone aged 18 years and over can receive the Pfizer vaccine. 
  • For your second dose, your first dose must have been at least 3 weeks ago. You will need to bring evidence you have received your first dose to receive your second dose.
  • For your third dose (booster), your second dose must have been at least 4 months ago. This is not mandatory but is recommended.
  • You will need to bring evidence of your second dose to receive a third dose (booster). Patients receiving third doses will be provided with Pfizer; your third dose does not have to be the same as your first or second dose.

Third doses (booster) for people who are immunocompromised can be provided 2 months after your second dose with a letter from your Doctor confirming your Immunocompromised status. 

This clinic is for walk-in vaccinations only. There are no vaccination appointments available. 

There are no vaccinations available for people aged under 12 years at this clinic. You can find available child appointments using the COVID-19 booking system on the Vaccine clinic finder website.

Moreland pharmacies and GPs offering COVID-19 vaccines

There are many pharmacies and General Practitioners (GPs) in Moreland where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine. If you would like to check if your local pharmacy or GP is offering COVID-19 vaccines we recommend calling them directly to confirm and find out how to book a vaccine appointment or whether they are offering walk-in vaccinations.

Below is a list of some of the pharmacies and GPs in Moreland that are currently offering COVID-19 vaccines. If you work at a pharmacy or GP that offers COVID-19 vaccinations you can email communications@moreland.vic.gov.au to be added to this list.

Brunswick pharmacies and GPs

Grantham Street General Practice (Brunswick West) - 69 Grantham Street, Brunswick West

  • Residents 12 years and older can book to get a first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. This GP does not offer Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines. This pharmacy is offering reduced dose Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old.
  • Bookings are required and are available Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm.
  • You can make a booking on the Grantham Street General Practice website. Make sure to fill in and return your consent forms (provided when you book an appointment) before you arrive at your appointment.
  • Staff at this GP can speak Mandarin.

Lygon Everyday Chemist (also known as the Lygon Street Pharmacy) - 473-475 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

  • This pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine (for people 12 years and older) and AstraZeneca vaccines (for people 18 years and older). This pharmacy is offering reduced dose Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old.
  • You can make a booking by calling 9386 6701 or on the Lygon Everyday Chemist website
  • This pharmacy is also accepting walk-in vaccinations.
  • Staff at this pharmacy can speak Greek & Italian.

Coburg pharmacies

Halfpenny Discount Pharmacy (Coburg) - 385 Sydney Road, Coburg

  • This pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine (for people 12 years and older) and AstraZeneca vaccines (for people 18 years and older). This pharmacy is offering reduced dose Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old.
  • You can make a booking by calling 9354 7585
  • This pharmacy is also accepting walk-in vaccinations
  • This pharmacy is wheelchair accessible

Healthline Pharmacy (Coburg) - 63 Waterfield Street, Coburg

  • This pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine (for people 12 years and older) and AstraZeneca vaccines (for people 18 years and older). This pharmacy is offering reduced dose Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old.
  • Bookings are required, call 9354 1966 to make a booking
  • This pharmacy is wheelchair accessible
  • Staff at this pharmacy speak Urdu and Malayalam
  • Female pharmacist and privacy booths available on request

Glenroy pharmacies

Direct Chemist Outlet (Glenroy) - 785 Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy

  • This pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine (for people 12 years and older) and AstraZeneca vaccines (for people 18 years and older). This pharmacy is offering reduced dose Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old.
  • Bookings are required, you can make a booking at this pharmacy on the Medadvisor booking website
  • This pharmacy is wheelchair accessible
  • Staff at this pharmacy can speak Vietnamese, Arabic & Serbian

Nelson's Amcal Pharmacy (Glenroy) - 124 West Street, Glenroy

  • This pharmacy is offering Astra Zeneca, Moderna & Pfizer vaccines (for people 12 years and older) and third dose (booster) for people over 18. This pharmacy is offering reduced dose Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old.

  • Bookings are required, you can make a booking at this pharmacy on the Amcal website or by calling 93068196 or emailing nelsonglenroy@amcal.net.au. More information is available on our pharmacy website.

  • This pharmacy is wheelchair accessible.

  • Staff at this pharmacy speak Italian, Greek, Macedonian and Arabic.

Oak Park pharmacies

Healthline Pharmacy (Oak Park) - 126 Snell Grove, Oak Park

  • This pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine (for people 12 years and older) and AstraZeneca vaccines (for people 18 years and older). This pharmacy is offering reduced dose Pfizer vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old.
  • Bookings are required, call 9999 7474 to make a booking
  • This pharmacy is wheelchair accessible
  • Staff at this pharmacy speak Urdu and Arabic

Other places you can get the COVID-19 vaccine

You can find out which vaccine you are eligible for and where you can get the vaccine using the Vaccine Clinic Finder tool on the Australian Government's Department of Health website. You can also use the vaccine booking portal on the Victorian Department of Health website.

If you would prefer to see a map of the vaccination centres in Victoria, you can go to the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

Support services and help with COVID-19 vaccination bookings

We are here to help if you need support with the following:

  • Food relief
  • Access to support services
  • Help booking a vaccine

Phone our COVID-19 support service on 8311 4140 between 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and we can assist you with getting the support services you need. This includes support to assist you in making a COVID-19 vaccination booking.

You can find out more about support services on our Local COVID-19 supports page.

Where to learn more about vaccination

The following information about COVID-19 vaccines is available on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.

You can find out which vaccine you are eligible for and where you can get this vaccine using the Vaccine Clinic Finder tool on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.

You can find out about the vaccination centres in Victoria on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

Vaccination resources in other languages

The documents below contain information about COVID-19 vaccinations in a range of languages.

Translated information about vaccines

Translated information about the COVID-19 vaccines available in Australia is available on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

You can also find translated information about COVID-19 on the Victorian Government's Cornavirus website and on the SBS website.